I really like that this show has a Novice 1 class where it has to be your first time. The contest in Alabama did not and Matt was thrown in with at least one that was an "old hat" at competing.
Do they require you to be natural for a certain amount of time? I looked at the rules and it didn't state. The NGA requires 7 yrs....of course I have no ideal how they actually enforce that length of time. I guess it comes down to honesty.
Best of luck Ripper!